Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip – Home win – 26th December 2021

Newcastle can keep home form strong by toppling Sale

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England Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks England
26th December 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Newcastle Falcons to win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even Money odds taken 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021

Newcastle Falcons will be looking to make the most of home advantage on the weekend as they face Sale in Premiership Rugby action.

The Falcons have failed to take a win in their last two league matches but they do have a good run of form at Kingston Park behind them.

With the visiting Sharks sitting on a very long winless streak of Premiership away form, can the Falcons take them down?

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Newcastle Falcons Preview – Falcons look for further home form

It has been a good season for Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on most fronts.

They have won four of six fixtures there this season across all competitions, the latest being against Worcester in the European Challenge Cup.

In the Premiership, the Falcons have won their last two home fixtures, getting the better of Wasps and Bristol.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting is 10/11* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

The bookmakers certainly look as if they expect this one to be tight.

Home and away, Newcastle have taken just one victory in their last four matches in the Premiership.

That was a narrow success away at Exeter in early November.

But the recent history between the two clubs suggests that Newcastle can take this.

Each of the last five meetings between Newcastle and Sale have been won by the home team on the day.

The Falcons have lost only one previous match at Kingston Park against Sale.

Our betting prediction:
Newcastle 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021)


It is a four match winning streak at home that Newcastle Falcons are on against Sale Sharks in the Premiership.

The bigger trend of such meetings is that they are generally tight affairs on the scoreboard.

None of the last eleven matches between the two in Newcastle have been settled by a margin of more than 8 points.

A Newcastle -1 handicap comes in at a quote of 4/5 for Sunday’s rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Given that Newcastle have lost just one home match in all competitions since April this year, they should be right in the mix on Sunday.


Sale Sharks Preview – Can Sharks improve road form?

There has not been too much to shout about for Sale this season in the Premiership.

There have been just two wins for them since the opening weekend of this campaign.

Those successes came against Harlequins and Northampton.

Notably, those were both home successes for the Sharks and it is their away form that is struggling.

Sale have failed to win any of their last seven Premiership road games (D1 L6).

This is their worst run of top-flight away form since 2017 when they lost 11 on the spin.

In the match outright for Sunday’s trip to Kingston Park, Sale Sharks are a quote of 5/6 favourites despite all of that* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

The last victory that Sale took at Kingston Park was in May 2016, so it’s been a while.

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Sale Sharks have won their last two against Newcastle in all competitions, the most recent was a home win in the Premiership Cup in November.

In their four match losing streak away at Newcastle, Sale weren’t beaten by a margin of more than five points on any of those occasions.

A Sale Sharks +1 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Positives for Sale this season is they have earned a league-high territory percentage in matches.

They also average the most entries into the opposition 22 per match.

But is their finish there to take the win?


Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

Newcastle Falcons are not a pushover on home turf and they look the narrow favourites to sneak the win.

So the Newcastle Falcons outright pick at even money looks to be the way to go* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

They look to be defensively strong enough to repel the Sharks on Sunday.


Key Facts – Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Newcastle Falcons have lost one home match since April in all competitions
  • Newcastle Falcons have won their last four at home against Sale
  • Sale Sharks are without a win in seven Premiership away games


Sale Sharks are struggling badly with their road form in the top flight and we don’t see that changing on the weekend.

They just haven’t produced the finishing power, and have produced fewer points per entry in opposition 22 than any other Premiership team this season.

The head to head doesn’t read in their favour either.

It’s a Newcastle 1-7 winning margin that gets the nod at 13/5* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks

Newcastle Falcons to win: Even Money at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 5/6 at Bet365